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Tracking the student experience: UMN analyst uses data to make a difference

Thousands of University of Minnesota students see Krista Soria’s name in their inboxes every spring semester. Soria, the University’s data analyst, sends messages encouraging students to take the Student Experience in the Research University survey so she can use data about students’ academic, civic and personal experiences to guide University services.

Piecing the puzzle together: facing low-income life at UMN

Low-income students face lower graduation rates, strained schedules and a variety of hurdles that impede their collegiate careers. While the University has improved resources available to low-income students, resulting in increased academic performance, some low-income students' experiences still demonstrate the challenges they face. 

UMN admin focus on system-wide plan

In the absence of a system-wide strategic plan, University of Minnesota administrators are emphasizing the plan’s creation this academic year.